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Newsletter – June 2024

Embracing Humility in Martial Arts: A Journey of Lifelong Learning

Martial arts isn’t just about kicks, punches, and fancy techniques; it’s also a profound journey of personal growth and self-discovery. Embracing humility in martial arts is a big part of this journey, and it opens the door to endless possibilities for learning and improvement.
Humility helps martial artists acknowledge their strengths while also recognizing their weaknesses. It encourages them to seek guidance from instructors and peers, to be open to feedback, and to always strive for progress. In a world where ego can often hinder true development, humility acts as a guiding light, keeping practitioners grounded and focused on their goals.
By embracing humility, martial artists embark on a path of lifelong learning. They understand that mastery is not a destination but a continuous process of growth and refinement. Every training session, sparring match, and interaction with fellow martial artists becomes an opportunity to learn something new about themselves and the art.
The journey of embracing humility in martial arts is truly transformative. It teaches practitioners not only how to become better martial artists but also better individuals. As they navigate the challenges and triumphs of their training, they cultivate physical skills, mental resilience, emotional intelligence, and a deep respect for themselves and others. In this way, humility becomes not just a virtue but a way of life for those who walk the martial arts path.

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Timetable from 16 May 2024

(Tuesday White/Yellow Kids class is now 5.00pm)

Newsletter – June 2024

On behalf of the entire Black Belt Plus community, we want to wish you a very happy birthday filled with joy, happiness, and lots of great memories.

We feel incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished on your journey to becoming skilled martial artists. Your dedication, hard work, and perseverance have been truly inspiring to see, and we have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things in the years ahead.

Remember, the lessons you learn on the mat can be applied to all areas of your life, and we are confident that your martial arts training will continue to benefit you in countless ways as you move forward.

Once again, happy birthday, and we hope this day is everything you wished for and more. Keep up the great work, and continue to train hard, stay focused, and always believe in yourself.

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“The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.” 

~ T.S. Eliot

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HARRY AND FRIENDS

Harry and Friends Homework Sheets are now available in your Spark Member App.

To access this Little Ninjas and Kids curriculum on the App, go to Curriculum >> Character Development Program.

Our Little Ninjas and Kids are studying Humility this month.

We’ll cover the value of Humility each week.

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What’s On June and July

➤PNO: Nerf War – 7 June 2024
➤Teens & Adults Grading – 21 June 2024
➤Little Ninjas and Kids Grading – 22 June 2024
➤School Holidays – Friends and Siblings Train FREE: 22 June – 7 July
➤PNO: Gaming Night – 5 July 2024
➤Park Training – 13 July 2024
➤Stripe Testing Week: 22 – 27 July 2024

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Does Your Child Have Self Discipline?

We’re​ ​pretty​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​can​ ​relate​ ​to​ ​those​ ​parents​ ​you​ ​see​ ​out​ ​in​ ​restaurants​ ​with​ ​their​ ​young children​ ​reminding​ ​them​ ​to​ ​sit​ ​up​ ​straight​ ​and​ ​eat​ ​properly.​ ​​​How​ ​about​ ​those​ ​parents​ ​in​ shopping centres  who​ ​are​ ​constantly​ ​telling​ ​their​ ​children​ ​not​ ​to​ ​run​ ​or​ scream.​ ​​​Then​ ​there​ ​are​ ​those​ ​parents​ ​who you​ ​often​ ​hear​ being upset with their children ​for​ ​not​ ​playing​ ​fair​ly ​or​ ​sharing​ ​their​ ​toys.​ ​​​Oh,​ ​and​ ​let’s not​ ​forget​ those ​parents​ ​who​ ​get​ ​interrupted​ ​by​ ​their​ ​children​ ​when talking​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​else.​ ​All​ ​too​ ​familiar,​ ​right?

Without​ ​a​ ​doubt,​ ​disciplining​ ​children​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​major​ ​challenges​ ​of​ ​parenting.​ ​Young children​ ​can’t​ ​help​ ​it​ ​as​ ​they​ ​are​ ​naturally​ ​impulsive.​ ​That​ ​is​ ​why​ ​we​ ​need​ ​all​ ​the​ ​help​ ​we​ ​can​ ​get in​ ​this​ ​department,​ ​whether​ ​we​ ​like​ ​to​ ​admit​ ​it​ ​or​ ​not.​ ​​​Especially​ ​since​ ​we​ ​want​ ​them​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able to​ ​exercise​ ​discipline​ ​when​ ​we​ ​are​ ​not​ ​around​ ​because​ ​a​ ​child​ ​who​ ​knows​ ​how​ ​to​ ​practice self-discipline​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​take​ ​on​ ​different​ ​challenges.​ ​A​ ​child​ ​who​ ​does​ ​the​ ​right​ ​thing​ ​even when​ ​no​ ​one​ ​is​ ​looking​ ​will​ ​certainly​ ​do​ ​well​ ​in​ ​life.

Here​ ​are​ ​some​ ​ways​ ​we​ ​can​ ​help​ ​our​ ​children​ ​develop​ ​self-discipline:

Teach​ ​children​ ​to​ ​come​ ​when​ ​they​ ​are​ ​called.​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​probably​ ​the​ ​most​ ​basic​ ​and​ ​the earliest​ ​things​ ​that​ ​a​ ​child​ ​should​ ​learn.​ ​​​Toddlers​ ​should​ ​master​ ​this​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​they​ ​start walking​ ​or​ ​talking.​ ​​​What​ ​happens​ ​though,​ ​is​ ​that​ ​when​ ​children​ ​get​ ​pre-occupied​ ​with​ ​other things​ ​such​ ​as​ ​toys​ ​or​ ​gadgets,​ ​they​ ​tend​ ​to​ ​ignore​ ​the​ ​call​ ​because​ ​they​ ​do​ ​not​ ​want​ ​to​ ​stop what​ ​they​ ​are​ ​doing.​ ​​​Teach​ ​your​ ​children​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​distinguish​ ​what​ ​is​ ​more​ ​important​ ​and to​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​doing​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​to​ ​the​ ​more​ ​important matter.

Teach​ ​children​ ​to​ ​respond​ ​positively​ ​to​ ​correction.​​ ​A​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​children​ ​don’t​ ​take​ ​corrections very​ ​well.​ ​​​Most​ ​children​ ​do​ ​not​ ​like​ ​being​ ​corrected​ ​at​ ​all,​ ​and​ ​often​ ​react​ ​negatively.​ ​​​Let​ ​them know​ ​that​ ​this​ ​is​ ​never​ ​acceptable​ ​and​ ​that​ ​we​ ​will​ ​always​ ​be​ ​faced​ ​with​ ​a​ ​situation​ ​wherein​ ​we will​ ​have​ ​to​ ​do​ ​things​ ​we​ ​may​ ​not​ ​like​ ​and​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not​ ​something​ ​that​ ​is​ ​bad​ ​or​ ​will​ ​cause harm​ ​to​ ​others​ ​then​ ​we​ ​will​ ​have​ ​to​ ​do​ ​it.​ ​They​ ​must​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​accept​ ​these​ ​things​ ​and​ ​do​ ​it with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​attitude.​ ​​​This​ ​will​ ​require​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​level​ ​of​ ​self-discipline​ ​from​ ​them​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be difficult​ ​to​ ​do,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​is​ ​one​ ​thing​ ​that​ ​will​ ​help​ ​them​ ​throughout​ ​life.

A​ ​number​ ​of​ ​social​ ​skills​ ​require​ ​self-control.​ D​​ iscipline​ ​is​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​for​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​social skills,​ ​that​ ​is​ ​why​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​for​ ​young​ ​children​ ​to​ ​master​ ​this​ ​early​ ​on.​ ​​​Acknowledge​ ​your children’s​ ​efforts​ ​when​ ​they​ ​show​ ​improvement​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​same​ ​breath,​ ​let​ ​them​ ​know​ ​which areas​ ​still​ ​need​ ​some​ ​work.​ ​​​Observe​ ​your​ ​children​ ​to​ ​find​ ​out​ ​what​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​approach​ ​works​ ​best for​ ​them.​ ​​​Each​ ​one​ ​is​ ​different,​ ​so​ ​what​ ​might​ ​work​ ​for​ ​one​ ​child​ ​may​ ​not​ ​always​ ​work​ ​for​ ​the others.

Encourage​ ​children​ ​to​ ​take​ ​on​ ​activities​ ​which​ ​build​ ​self-discipline.​​ ​Engage​ ​your​ ​children to​ ​take​ ​up​ ​an​ ​after​ ​school​ ​or​ ​weekend​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​can​ ​help​ ​you.​ ​Sports​ ​or​ ​music​ ​lessons,​ ​an

easy,​ ​age-appropriate​ ​job​ ​or​ ​chore​ ​often​ ​helps​ ​a​ ​lot.​ ​Martial​ ​Arts​ ​has​ ​become​ ​the​ ​smart​ ​choice for​ ​most​ ​parents​ ​as​ ​they​ ​see​ ​the​ ​results​ ​quickly​ ​and​ ​have​ ​noted​ ​how​ ​much​ ​the​ ​sport​ ​has​ ​helped their​ ​children​ ​in​ ​more​ ​ways​ ​than​ ​they​ ​ever​ ​expected.

Associate​ ​things​ ​to​ ​self-discipline​ ​whenever​ ​possible.​ ​​W​​ hen​ ​your​ ​child​ ​comes​ ​home​ ​from school​ ​with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​grade​ ​or​ ​praises​ ​from​ ​his​ ​or​ ​her​ ​teacher,​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​how​ ​self-discipline played​ ​a​ ​part​ ​in​ ​that.​ ​​​Explain​ ​how​ ​chores​ ​are​ ​given​ ​not​ ​only​ ​to​ ​get​ ​the​ ​task​ ​done​ ​but​ ​mainly​ ​to develop​ ​responsibility​ ​and​ ​build​ ​self-discipline.​ ​​​“I​ ​know​ ​how​ ​hard​ ​it​ ​is​ ​to​ ​get​ ​up​ ​early​ ​on weekends,​ ​but​ ​you​ ​still​ ​do​ ​so​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​your​ ​martial​ ​arts​ ​class.​ ​​​That​ ​shows​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of self-discipline,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​you​ ​for​ ​that.”​ ​or​ ​“I​ ​know​ ​that​ ​staying​ ​in​ ​bed​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​with your​ ​iPad​ ​seems​ ​like​ ​a​ ​better​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​but​ ​thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​choosing​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​your​ ​chores instead.”

Use​ ​bedtime​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​self-discipline.​​ ​Raise​ ​your​ ​glass​ ​of​ ​wine​ ​if​ ​bedtime​ ​is​ ​a​ ​constant struggle.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​and​ ​you​ ​would​ ​think​ ​that​ ​children​ ​will​ ​be​ ​eager​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​sleep after​ ​a​ ​full​ ​day​ ​of​ ​activities,​ ​right?​ ​Yet,​ ​somehow,​ ​it​ ​still​ ​takes​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​to​ ​get​ ​them​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​bed​ ​and stay​ ​quietly​ ​in​ ​it​ ​until​ ​they​ ​fall​ ​asleep.​ ​Let​ ​this​ ​be​ ​a​ ​learning​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​children​ ​to​ ​exercise self-discipline.​ ​​​They​ ​should​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​get​ ​to​ ​bed​ ​at​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​time​ ​and​ ​fall​ ​asleep​ ​soon​ ​enough without​ ​any​ ​distractions​ ​and​ ​without​ ​needing​ ​mommy​ ​or​ ​daddy​ ​to​ ​check​ ​up​ ​on​ ​them​ ​every​ ​so often.

Morning​ ​routines,​ ​chores,​ ​and​ ​family​ ​schedules​ ​become​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​children​ ​to learn​ ​responsibility​ ​and​ ​self-discipline.​​ ​When​ ​they​ ​complete​ ​their​ ​responsibilities​ ​well​ ​and​ ​on time,​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​reward​ ​or​ ​privilege.​ ​When​ ​they​ ​make​ ​their​ ​beds​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​their​ ​rooms​ ​clean for​ ​7​ ​days​ ​straight,​ ​they​ ​may​ ​deserve​ ​30​ ​minutes​ ​more​ ​of​ ​screen​ ​time​ ​on​ ​weekends.​ ​​​If​ ​they​ ​are able​ ​to​ ​do​ ​their​ ​homework​ ​well​ ​on​ ​their​ ​own,​ ​they​ ​may​ ​be​ ​given​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​what​ ​they want​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​for​ ​lunch.​ ​​​Simple​ ​rewards​ ​like​ ​that​ ​can​ ​prove​ ​to​ ​be​ ​great​ ​motivators​ ​for​ ​young children.

As​ ​with​ ​everything​ ​else,​ ​be​ ​a​ ​good​ ​role​ ​model.​ ​​​​Our​ ​children​ ​do​ ​notice​ ​everything​ ​we​ ​say​ ​and do,​ ​and​ ​unfortunately,​ ​they​ ​think​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​always​ ​right.​ ​​​Be​ ​careful​ ​when​ ​around​ ​them​ ​and​ ​when you​ ​do​ ​make​ ​a​ ​mistake,​ ​take​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​it​ ​to​ ​them​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​know​ ​not​ ​to​ ​imitate​ ​it.

We​ ​know​ ​that​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​tempting​ ​and​ ​is​ ​definitely​ ​easier​ ​to​ ​let​ ​children​ ​do​ ​what​ ​they​ ​want, especially​ ​when​ ​we​ ​are​ ​tired​ ​from​ ​working​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​day.​ ​​​It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​though​ ​that​ ​we​ ​exert extra​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​instill​ ​discipline​ ​in​ ​children​ ​early​ ​on​ ​because​ ​if​ ​not,​ ​things​ ​will​ ​only​ ​be​ ​more difficult.

Doing​ ​so​ ​will​ ​help​ ​parents​ ​nurture​ ​other​ ​social​ ​skills​ ​with​ ​less​ ​hassle​ ​and​ ​will​ ​also​ ​help​ ​ensure the​ ​child​ ​success​ ​as​ ​they​ ​grow​ ​up.​ ​​​It​ ​is​ ​hard​ ​work,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​will​ ​definitely​ ​be​ ​all​ ​worth​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​end.

Newsletter – June 2024

Hi there!

Welcome to Black Belt Plus!
We can’t wait to support you in achieving your martial arts objectives and having FUN along the way!

Here are a few things you may do to keep updated:

1.  Join our Black Belt Plus Community group on Facebook. 

This is our members-only Facebook page where you can access videos, class photos, and information about forthcoming events. Please join here

2.  Regularly check the SPARK Member App.

For weekly updates, educational materials, and our online store for all events and products. Enter the email associated to your membership when prompted to log in, then choose “Send password again” to get the activation email.

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Your Log in Credentials:
USERNAME: (your email address)
PASSWORD: (create a password)
And be sure to enter our school’s code:  2686

3. Download your Student Success Booklet

To learn everything about our school, facility, and programs, download your booklet here.

4. Check-in for your classes via the computer at reception

When you arrive at our centre, it’s crucial to sign in and record your attendance at the computer. Between your belt levels, every program has a minimum attendance requirement.

5. Drop off and pick up

Parents are requested to be present for the last 5 minutes of every class to safely escort your child to the car, and to hear our weekly announcements.

6. Missed Classes

If you won’t be attending class, please let us know. Call us or message us using the “Spark Member” app, or send an email to info@blackbeltplus.com.au. To be eligible to grade to your next belt, missed classes must be made up during the same term.

Our entire team is here to support you in your martial arts journey and to see you achieve your best results.

NEW MEMBERS

  • Maddy Maloney
  • Hunter Peterson
  • Mehaknoor Kaur
  • Shrinika Reddy
  • Jesse Poulsen
  • Brayden Cass
  • Damon Cass
  • Bruno Montes
  • Ziggy Pocuca
  • Harrison Mallett
  • Alexander Ilieff

We extend a warm welcome to our school! Our community hopes that you have an enjoyable time here and gain knowledge from our programs. Whether you aim to improve your martial arts skills or broaden your understanding of the world, we are committed to supporting you in achieving your goals. It is our desire that both on and off the mat, we all strive to be our optimal selves. I look forward to seeing you in class! Chief Instructor Jonathon

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Harry and Friends is a program for all our young students to help reinforce the life lessons we talk about every day. The program gives us a lot of highly effective tools to help instil positive character development in our youngest students including animations, visual aids and colouring sheets!

The main character “Harry” will serve as a positive role model to all our 3-6 years old in not only teaching them abstract concepts like self discipline and respect, but demonstrating real life behaviours like cleaning their room and saying “yes mum” and “no mum”. This example will help them really work on internalising those behaviours themselves.

“Harry and Friends” mat chat series for the Little Ninja program also has a game that can be downloaded from the Apple app store – click the image (top right) to install.

 

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Stripe Testing

Stripe Testing Week – is the last week of each month and classes will follow a testing style format.

During stripe testing week Instructors test students on specific skills.
If students can perform the skill correctly and with intensity, they earn their stripe. Students must earn 3 different coloured skill stripes to be eligible to attend a Grading Test.

If a student is unsuccessful in obtaining their stripe in a particular month,  there is an opportunity just before the grading test to retest for their stripes. So the secret to keeping up-to-date with the curriculum and passing the stripe testing is that you need to practice at home.

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Grading Tests

Grading tests are special ceremonies where students are tested for their next belt rank. They are a little different from stripe testing. 

At a Grading Test, Senior Instructors test students for their next belt rank
They are assessing the skills learned for the previous 3 month term as well as students’ intensity, courage, resilience and black belt attitude. 

Since you have just started your martial arts journey, your instructor will let you know in class whether you’ll be ready for this test or whether you should focus on the next test in 3 months time. If you are unsure, your should see your Instructor for feedback. 

Here are 10 tips for a successful belt examination:
1. Train with diligence 

2. Get to know your grading requirements

3. Train with different partners

4. Always train with a martial arts spirit

5. Ask your instructors what to work on

6. On the day of grading… be prepared

7. Stay focused, Stay alert!

8. Give your best and stay humble

9. Show your martial arts, according to your level

10. Don’t rush and don’t give up!

Black Belt Plus Martial Arts Centre

1/48 Junction Rd Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

📞 5522 0755

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